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Talbot Mill

From its original operation of sewing cotton, to its recent use as a period drama film set, Talbot Mill has a rich past that travels back through Manchester’s place in history. From its inception, the mill produced sewing cotton and a wide range of threads for much of Manchester’s history. With plans to be redeveloped into a swanky new housing development, it still retains much of historical charm making it an ideal spot for an event space.


  • Car park – Yes
  • Refreshments – Yes
  • Accessible toilets – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – No
  • Free Wi-Fi – No

Access information

This venue will be fitted with a wheelchair ramp for access and has a lift to access activities on multiple floors. Please note the venue may have uneven flooring in some areas, due to the age of the building. Get in touch for more information.

Getting there

Please note this venue is hard to find, so please read the directions carefully and allow extra time for your journey.

Talbot Mill is on the right-hand side of Ellesmere Street, around 400m down from the A57 Ring Road. The venue entrance will be clearly signed. Visitors can download an e-map from the dedicated event website which will provide details of local transport links and the pleasant (weather permitting) 10-minute walk from the Museum of Science and Industry along the pathway beside the Bridgewater Canal.

By tram: the nearest tram stop is Cornbrook, which is a 7-minute walk away

By bus: the nearest bus stops are along the A56

By bike: there are bike racks outside a nearby convenience store

By car: There is a car park at the rear of the venue with space for 20 cars

By train: the nearest train station is Deansgate, which is a 15-minute walk away


Talbot Mill, 44 Ellesmere Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4JY

Email: cornbrookcreative+visit@gmail.com

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Accessibility information

This venue does not have a dedicated phone number, so please call the festival team for more information via 0161 606 0169 or email cornbrookcreative+visit@gmail.com